Dear Twentysomething: Jessica from I Read to Relax

Dear Twenty-Something Me:

I’m going to try to keep this short and simple.

TRUST YOURSELF.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

BE YOURSELF.

EMBRACE YOURSELF.

Now that I’ve entered my thirties, I am much more confident in who I am and find myself WAY happier with myself! I spent way too many years doubting myself.  I spent too long worrying about what everyone else would think of me and my life decisions.

That guy that I started dating at the end of high school? Yeah, we’ve been married for five years now and he is a wonderful, wonderful man.  Don’t worry about whether or not he fits anyone else’s ideal…he’s ours!

That dorky passion I’ve always had for books? Yup, Librarian going on eight years now and I LOVE IT!! I’ve gone to a book launch at the United Nations, I’ve been quoted in book publicity, I review for three national publications, and I run a fun little book blog in my spare time.  Stick with the books!!

The feeling about not wanting to have any kids?  Yeah, I still catch flak for that, but you know what? People get over it.  The husband and I have two adorable dogs and that is more than enough! Don’t doubt yourself on this…the bffs’ are all having babies now and we’ll get to babysit. Fun. J So stop feeling guilty for feeling the way you do.

Remember:

TRUST YOURSELF.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.

BE YOURSELF.

EMBRACE YOURSELF.

You are worth it and people love you for just who you are. 🙂

Jessica is a librarian (aka superhero) who blogs at I Read to Relax and tweets from @jessyabookobssd.

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2 Responses to "Dear Twentysomething: Jessica from I Read to Relax"

  • Very good words. It took me till age 50, but boy does it feel great!

    1 Judy said this (December 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM)


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